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  • Asetek KT03A-SL35 Extreme WaterChill review
  • Asetek KT03A-SL35 Extreme WaterChill review



    The face of watercooling hasn't changed much in the past few years. The systems are still comprised of a copper block, pump, reservoir, and radiator. Actually the only thing that has changed is the number of companies working on or releasing new watercooling solutions. Heck I was even working on a set of Ninjalane waterblocks designed for style and performance. They are still in the development but if you want more info drop me a line.
    In this review we will be looking at one of the latest WaterChill cooling kits designed for extreme cooling the KT03A-LS35. This is a standard WaterChill kit similar to the version that we reviewed earlier with a few notable differences. The biggest change is the rather large black ice radiator with support for up to 3 120mm cooling fans. Keep in mind that this is a 2-pass radiator though for what it lacks in thickness and capacity it makes up for in length. (The ladies will love it tongue smile)
    The kit comes with 3 identical ADDA low noise fans; these are 2050rpm sleeve bearing units with an operating noise level of 38db. Individually the fans are pretty quiet and even become bearable when they are run at 7v but once you get 3 of them running side by side they can be quite loud. Keep in mind these are also 25mm units unlike the 38mm fan that came with the original WaterChill.
    One thing we found interesting is that the original 38mm fan moved more air then the new ADDA fans with only a 3db hit in the sound department. Personally we would have rather seen the Sunon fans used on this kit to give it more appeal to the overclocking crowd. Not to mention that when running at 7v the Sunon KDE1212PMS3-6A actually appears to be quieter. Granted size could have been a driving factor but that is a minor point in our opinion.